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11 years after Olympic Gold, what happened to the protagonists of London 2012?

Mexicobegan the tournament being the group leader above South Korea, Gabon and Sweden.Already in the next phase, he faced Senegal already Japan in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively.

in the end of Wembley won 2-1 over Brazil with goals from Oribe Peraltaone of the best of that selection.

Winners of the Gold Medal with Mexico in London 2012.

11 years have passed since then olympic gold And to continue remembering the feat, we are going to review what happened to the protagonists of that final.

Jose de Jesus Corona:

He captain of that Mexican National Team Under-23, Crown He was one of the three reinforcements over 23 years of age. In 2012 he was a player of the Blue Cross with whom he was league champion in 2021. And with him three it was usual until 2014. Currently, chuy coronaplay for Xolos of Tijuana.

Carlos Salcido:

salcidoalso one of the reinforcements over 23 years of age, arrived as a player of tigers after a successful step in Europe with PSV and fulham. He withdrew from the national team after the Brazil World Cup 2014came out champion with Chivas in 2017 and hung the boots on 2019 with veracruz.

Hector Herrera:

One of the most successful cases in this combination Olympic, herrera became habitual in National selectionattended three consecutive World Cups (2014-2022), played in Europe with Porto and with Atletico Madrid. He currently plays for the Houston Dynamo of the MLS.

Giovani Dos Santos:

The talented player was one of the biggest promises of Mexico but his career was full of ups and downs. After the Jolympic gameswent to villarreal where he was at a good level to go to the LA Galaxy of the MLS at age 30 and finish at the America club no pain, no glory. At the moment Two saintsHe has no team at 34 years old.

Oribe Peralta:

He “Beautiful” became a Referrer of the Aztec team, after the gold, he attended two World Cups, 2014 and 2018year in which it would pass from Saints to the America and retired in Chivas in 2022.

Raul Jimenez:

Jimenez was champion of MX League in 2013the following year he was transferred to the Atletico Madrid, where he did not have much participation. Subsequently, he went to Benfica with whom he found regularity, later he went to the wolverhamptonraising his level to become one of the best forwards in english footballuntil one injury level dropped abruptly. He has just signed for the fulham.

Other references of the team:

Nestor Araujo (América), Diego Reyes (Tigres), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jorge “Chatón” Enríquez (retired), Javier Cortés (without a team) and Marco Fabián (without a team).


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